But it also brought a sense of slight abandonment about the reality of what you were doing to people.
It is very, very funny, the book, I think in a way that you know, a slight new departure in a way for you.
Preliminary results announced Tuesday gave Karzai 41 percent of the votes processed so far, a slight lead over Abdullah.
And also, out of a slight paranoia because of the book being out, I keep thinking about Ron— The guy who is under house arrest?
They set fire to local Muslim Brotherhood offices—a slight to the president who is a member of the group.
She marks her satisfaction with a slight tightening of the lips, and sits down.
It was a slight hope, to be sure, but the only one that presented itself.
The slight information I gave you as to my niece was gleaned from him.
What passed until the meal was finished was of slight significance.
The slight remains are principally embodied in a farm-house.
early 14c., "flat, smooth; hairless," probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse slettr "smooth, sleek," from Proto-Germanic *slikhtaz (cf. Old Saxon slicht; Low German slicht "smooth, plain common;" Old English -sliht "level," attested in eorðslihtes "level with the ground;" Old Frisian sliucht "smooth, slight," Middle Dutch sleht "even, plain," Old High German sleht, Gothic slaihts "smooth"), probably from a collateral form of PIE *sleig- "to smooth, glide, be muddy," from root *(s)lei- "slimy" (see slime (n.)).
Sense evolution probably is from "smooth" (c.1300), to "slim, slender; of light texture," hence "not good or strong; insubstantial, trifling, inferior, insignificant" (early 14c.). Meaning "small in amount" is from 1520s. Sense of German cognate schlecht developed from "smooth, plain, simple" to "bad, mean, base," and as it did it was replaced in the original senses by schlicht, a back-formation from schlichten "to smooth, to plane," a derivative of schlecht in the old sense [Klein].
c.1300, "make plain or smooth," from slight (adj.) Meaning "treat with indifference" (1590s) is from the adjective in sense of "having little worth." Related: Slighted; slighting.
1550s, "small amount or weight," from slight (v.). Meaning "act of intentional neglect or ignoring out of displeasure or contempt" is from 1701, probably via 17c. phrase make a slight of (1610s).